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Astra fails, sends NASA's Tropics weather satellites back to Earth

hoola Silver badge

It is all about the terminology

I just love the way these sorts of statements are worded:

"We had a nominal first stage flight. The upper stage shut down early and we did not deliver the payloads to orbit."

Translates into

"The rocket failed to reach orbit and the payload was destroyed."

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